Naima Coster is the author of What’s Mine and Yours, an instant New York Times bestseller, as well as a Read with Jenna and Book of the Month Club pick. Her debut, Halsey Street, was a finalist for the 2018 Kirkus Prize for Fiction and longlisted for the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award. It was recommended as a must-read by People, Essence, BitchMedia, Well-Read Black Girl, The Skimm and the Brooklyn Public Library among others. Naima’s essays have appeared in the New York Times, Elle, Time, Kweli, The Paris Review Daily, The Cut, The Sunday Times, Catapult and elsewhere. In 2020, she was named a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 Honoree. Naima has taught writing for over a decade in community settings, youth programs, and universities. She is currently affiliate faculty in the low-residency MFA program at Antioch University in L.A. Naima tweets as @zafatista and writes the newsletter, Bloom How You Must. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.